What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on Marylanders. Thankfully, several vaccines have been developed to fight this dangerous virus. Understandably, many people have questions about the vaccine. We hope the resources below help you make an informed decision about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
There are currently two COVID-19 vaccines approved and recommended for use in the United States, and three other vaccines are currently in large-scale clinical trials. To learn more about the different vaccines for COVID-19 and how vaccines work, go here.
Maryland has begun its COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The vaccines will be provided to five different priority groups based on relative risk of exposure or developing serious illness. Go here to learn more about the vaccine rollout in Maryland.
The federal government is giving Maryland approximately 10,000 doses per day for over 1.5 million people who are eligible. SUPPLY IS VERY LIMITED, especially as the vaccine is becoming available to more people. PLEASE BE PATIENT as the available supply of the vaccine in Maryland works to catch up to the demand. The vaccine will eventually be available to all Marylanders.
Marylanders who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are encouraged to visit: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
About the COVID-19 Vaccine
- Frequently Asked Questions About the Vaccine – CDC
- Town Hall on Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine – University of Maryland Medical System
This town hall is designed to inform the community about the harsh effects this pandemic has had on our lives and address questions and concerns about the vaccine. This much-needed discussion offers hope, clarity, and some practical steps forward as we together create pathways to end COVID-19. Panelists will include several faith leaders from the African American community in Baltimore.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Matters: A blog series discussing the evolving science and policy of COVID-19 vaccines, led by internationally renowned experts in vaccine development, Dr. Larry Corey of the Univerisity of Washington, and Dr. Chris Beyrer of Johns Hopkins University.
- Black Coalition Against COVID 19: https://blackcoalitionagainstcovid.org/
- COVID 19 Resources for Spanish Speakers: https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/fda-en-espanol/preguntas-frecuentes-sobre-la-enfermedad-del-coronavirus-2019-covid-19#vacunas